Northland Community and Technical College
1101 Highway 1 E
Thief River Falls, MN 56701

Toll-Free: (800) 959-6282
Local: (218) 683-8800

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Program locations

This program is offered at the following locations:

Northland Community and Technical College, Thief River Falls

White Earth Reservation

Roseau City Center


Practical Nursing

Northland Community and Technical College

Program Details

  • Award: Diploma
  • Credits: 50
  • Delivery: Land/Campus
  • WIA certified: YES
  • Emphases: N/A

About this Program

Nursing is a growing field with multiple career opportunities. Practical Nursing is designed to provide the knowledge and skills necessary for students to enter the world of nursing. Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) may provide care for persons of all ages in a variety of settings including hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, home care, hospice, camp nursing and occupational nursing. The program offers both part-time and full-time enrollment options. Students in the Practical Nursing program will receive supervised experience in caring for clients in a variety of health care settings including hospital, long term care, clinic, and childcare. Students are taught to practice within the scope of practical nursing while under the supervision of a Registered Nurse. LPN's use critical thinking and technical skills to assist clients to meet their physical and psychosocial needs. LPN's administer medications and perform treatments. LPN's use a variety of medical equipment, such as IV pumps, syringes, cardiac monitors, diagnostic testing devices and computers. As a graduate of the Practical Nursing program, students are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Exam for the Practical Nurse.

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